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Top TEN websites for studying English

The internet is full of websites for studying English but which ones are the most useful? Janice, Assistant Academic Director at ELC Brighton, lists her Top 10 sites to help you practise and improve your English.


This site focuses on presenting authentic and up-to-date current affairs, with vocabulary support and quizzes to check your understanding and help you to read newspapers and watch the news on TV.

Lower Intermediate (CEFR B1) to Advanced (CEFR C1)


This website provides resources and materials to help you study English effectively – vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs, newspapers articles, business language, study resources. 

All levels


This website provides resources and materials to help you study English effectively – vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs, newspapers articles, business language, study resources. 

All levels


You can practise spelling, reading, listening, pronunciation and word recognition in a fun way – lots of audio, images and text. 

Good for younger learners or Beginner (CEFR A1) to Intermediate (CEFR B1)


Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English.  

All levels


Dave’s ESL Café: offers discussion forums, chat room, interactive exercises, online tutorials, and extensive web guide.  

All levels


You will find hundreds of lessons to help you learn English ... grammar and vocabulary exercises; lots of help with English tenses; student forums. 

All levels


Listening, grammar, vocabulary, games, Business English, Writing skills, IELTS materials – you have it all on this website. 

All levels


Interested in exam practice?  do some FCE or CAE work to practise some of the necessary skills.

Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) to Advanced (CEFR C1)

10.   (presentations)

A website where people talk about interesting topics – good for listening practice and you can follow the tapescript to help you understand the language and improve your vocabulary. 

Intermediate (CEFR B1) to Advanced (CEFR C1)

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